Surprises come in many forms and here are three of mine. I was totally bowled over by the tame wild-life (well, rabbits, squirrels, peacocks and other birds) which allowed me to get up close and personal on one of Croatia's islands. This was helped no doubt, by the fact that it was traffic-free. I fear … Continue reading Photography Challenge – SURPRISE
The blue sky through my cherry blossom is enough to put an idiotic smile on my face and make me feel really good. How beautiful is that sky and how perfect the flowers.
Shine can have many meanings: a high gloss polish, a brilliant lacquer finish, a light on a mirror, moonlight on water, a child's freshly washed face before bedtime any or all of these can be offered. I've found one or two that fitted these categories but they weren't my favourites, instead, I've gone for the … Continue reading Weekly Photo Challenge: SHINE
"Any place I hang my hat is home", or so the old song goes and this is almost true for me. I seem to be able to settle in any location and feel instantly at home - even on holiday. Feet under the table, a few friends around, some olives and some wine to keep … Continue reading WEEKLY PHOTO CHALLENGE: LOCAL
No rain promised in my area for a while so I've looked through my photos to see what I could come up with and here are two. Both of these were taken in Thailand, one in Koh Samui, the other in Hua Hin on the Gulf of Siam just a couple of hours drive from Bangkok. … Continue reading Weekly Photo Challenge: H2O
The last days of summer, the last two deckchairs on the beach, coats on because the weather has turned really cold on this early Autumn day. Maybe it was just the contrast with the former sunny days that made this party don what looks like winter gear? Who knows, but the scene struck me … Continue reading Weekly Photo Challenge: Nostalgia
I hate to think how many years ago this was. Rubbing down, preparing, under-coating, top-coating an entire broken-down house. I look back in wonder at the energy and enthusiasm we had then, but I also look back with gratitude at the fun we had in doing up an old house and then standing back … Continue reading Weekly Photo Challenge: Nostalgia
My photograph this week pretty basically depicts the challenge word, Mirror, and shows just a reflection. It is, however, one of my favourite photographs from a fondly remembered day spent recently in lovely St. Albans in the UK, formerly the ancient Roman city of Verulanium. The picture was taken in the grounds of a hotel … Continue reading Weekly Photo Challenge – Mirror
This is an old photograph from my collection, one I took way back in 1972 when the elephant was still known as "the tractor of Thailand". Sadly, the lovely big animals no longer haul teak and this sort of thing is a rare occurrence now as they no longer live a happy life with their … Continue reading Weekly Photo Challenge: RARE
Ain't nothin' more fun than Second Lining in New Orleans behind some of the best jazz bands in the world.